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Webster 1828 Edition


Abscess

AB'SCESS

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Noun.
[L. abscessus, from ab and cedo, to go from.]
An imposthume. A collection of morbid matter, or pus in the cellular or adipose membrane; matter generated by the suppuration of an inflammatory tumor.

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abscess

abscess

English

Noun

abscess (plural abscesses)

  1. A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]

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Verb

abscess (third-person singular simple present abscesses, present participle abscessing, simple past and past participle abscessed)

  1. (intransitive) To form a pus filled cavity typically from an infection.

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References

  1. Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

Swedish

Noun

abscess c

  1. abscess

Declension

Inflection of abscess 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative abscess abscessen abscesser abscesserna
Genitive abscess abscessens abscessers abscessernas

Synonyms

  • böld